Breakthrough (The Red Gambit Series) (3 page)

Chapter 60 – THE SNIPERS
             
89

Monday, 13th August 1945, 1800 hrs, Tostedt, Germany.
             
89

Chapter 61 – THE BRIEFINGS
             
125

Tuesday, 14th August 1945, 0805 hrs, the Kremlin, Moscow, USSR.
             
125

Chapter 62 – THE RETREAT
             
166

Wednesday, 15th August 1945, 0215 hrs, SHAEF, Headquarters, Versailles, France.
             
166

0514 hrs 15th August 1945, Heroldhausen-Eichenau Road, Germany.
             
168

0958 hrs, 15th August 1945, Veersebrück, Germany.
             
181

Chapter 63 – THE MESSAGES
             
202

Wednesday, 15th August 1945, 0723 hrs [Moscow Time], the Kremlin, Moscow, USSR.
             
202

Chapter 64 – THE AMBUSH
             
212

Thursday, 16th August 1945, 0620 hrs, Palace Hotel, Madrid.
             
212

Chapter 65 – THE LEGION
             
223

Thursday, 16th August 1945, 1203 hrs, Headquarters of the Legion Corps D’Assault, Sassy, France.
             
223

1315 hrs, Thursday 16th August, Headquarters of the Legion Corps D’Assault, Sassy, France.
             
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1433 hrs, Thursday, 16th August 1945, Headquarters, Red Banner Forces of Europe, Kohnstein, Nordhausen, Germany.
             
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Chapter 66 - THE LUNATIC
             
236

1300 hrs, Sunday 19th August 1945, Hurlach, Germany.
             
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Chapter 67 - THE POLES
             
249

0800 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Headquarters of SHAEF, Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles, France.
             
249

0912 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Headquarters of French First Army, Room 203, Hotel Stephanie, Baden-Baden, Germany.
             
250

1000 hrs, Monday 20th August 1945, Headquarters of SHAEF, Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles, France.
             
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1125 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Camp Châlons, Mourmelon le Grand, Marne, France.
             
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1355
hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Cuxhavener Straβe, Two Kilometres North-West of Buxtehude, Germany
             
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1400 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Northern Plain around Nottensdorf, Germany
             
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1427 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Nottensdorf, Germany
             
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1448 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Bliederdorf, Germany
             
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1507 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Horneburg, Germany
             
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1509 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Schragenberg, Germany
             
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1522 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Horneburg, Germany
             
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1541 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Dorfstrasse [Horneburg – Jork Road], Germany
             
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1610 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, An der Chaussee [Heitmanshausen – Jork Road], Germany.
             
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1619 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, An der Chaussee [Heitmanshausen – Jork Road], Germany.
             
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1645 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Jork, Germany.
             
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1658 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Westerladekop, Germany.
             
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1716 hrs, Monday 20th August 1945, Nottensdorf, Germany.
             
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Chapter 68 - THE PROPOSITION
             
296

0534 hrs Wednesday 22nd August 1945, Rastatt rail sidings, Germany.
             
296

0857 hrs, Wednesday 22nd August 1945, Chencun, China.
             
297

1200 hrs, Wednesday, 22nd August 1945. Headquarters, 1st Legion Brigade de Chars D’Assault ‘Camerone’, The Rathaus, Waldprechtsweier, Germany.
             
300

1207 hrs, Wednesday 22nd August 1945, On Römerstraβe, south-west of Baiswell, Germany.
             
302

2200 hrs, Wednesday, 22nd August 1945, Europe.
             
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Chapter 69 - THE RAID
             
306

0222 hrs, Thursday 23rd August 1945, Europe.
             
306

0224 hrs, Thursday 23rd August 1945, the night skies of over Northern Germany.
             
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Chapter 70 - THE FARM
             
311

1208 hrs, Saturday, 25th August 1945, French First Army Headquarters, Hotel Stephanie, Baden-Baden.
             
311

1402 hrs, Saturday, 25th August 1945, Seven miles north of Magerøya, Barents Sea.
             
312

1408 hrs, Saturday 25th August 1945, 12 miles west of Heligoland, North Sea.
             
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1500 hrs, Saturday, 25th August 1945, Eggenthal, Germany.
             
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1900 hrs, Saturday 25th August 1945, Task Force Petersen, two kilometers south-west of Eggenthal.
             
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1912 hrs, Saturday 25th August 1945, GuteNacht Bauernhof, south-west of Eggenthal, Germany.
             
322

1916 hrs, Saturday, 25th August 1945, Die Rothaus, west of Eggenthal, Germany.
             
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1927 hrs Saturday 25th August 1945, Eggenthal.
             
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1940 hrs, Saturday 25th August 1945, GuteNacht Bauernhof, south-west of Eggenthal, Germany.
             
328

2029 hrs, Saturday 25th August 1945, GuteNacht Bauernhof, south-west of Eggenthal, Germany.
             
337

Chapter 71 - THE ANSWER
             
345

1200 hrs, Monday, 27th August 1945, Deployment Area of 1st Legion Brigade de Chars D’Assault ‘Camerone’, Waldprechtsweier, Germany.
             
345

1308 hrs, Monday, 27th August 1945, Headquarters Building, 1st Legion Brigade de Chars D’Assault ‘Camerone’, The Rathaus, Waldprechtsweier, Germany.
             
350

Chapter 72 - THE BOMBERS
             
356

0312 hrs, Tuesday 28th August 1945, Soviet medical facility, Former Concentration Camp [Nordhausen sub-camp], Rottleberode, Germany.
             
356

0752 hrs, Tuesday 28th August 1945, Soviet medical facility, Former Concentration Camp [Nordhausen sub-camp], Rottleberode, Germany.
             
359

1142 hrs, Tuesday 28th August 1945, Sector Six, Soviet Air Defense Command Facility, Butzbach, Germany.
             
360

1151 hrs, Tuesday 28th August 1945. Airborne at 20,000 feet, ten miles from and approaching Limburg, Germany.
             
361

1501 hrs, Tuesday 28th August 1945, Headquarters of SHAEF, Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles, France.
             
369

0409 hrs, Wednesday 29th August 1945, Soviet medical facility, Former Concentration Camp [Nordhausen sub-camp], Rottleberode, Germany.
             
377

1005 hrs, Wednesday 29th August 1945, Headquarters of RAF Bomber Command, RAF High Wycombe, UK.
             
378

1420 hrs Wednesday 29th August 1945, Headquarters of SHAEF, Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles, France.
             
380

1820 hrs Wednesday 29th August 1945, Headquarters Building, 1st Legion Brigade de Chars D’Assault ‘Camerone’, The Rathaus, Waldprechtsweier, Germany.
             
382

Chapter 73 - THE CAMERONE’S.
             
384

0830 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, Combat Headquarters of 1st Legion Regiment du Chars D’Assault, Hauptstrasse, Aidlingen, Germany.
             
384

0832 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, French First Army Headquarters, Hotel Stephanie, Baden-Baden.
             
391

0900 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, Wurm River line, two kilometers from Dagersheim, Germany.
             
392

0927 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, The Hedgehog Position, designated ‘Leningrad’, Dagersheim, Germany.
             
400

0932 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, approaching Soviet position designated ‘Minsk’, Dagersheim, Germany.
             
403

0937 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, The Hedgehog Position, designated ‘Leningrad’, Dagersheim, Germany.
             
410

0940 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, Soviet Defensive Position designated ‘Rostov-5’, south of Dagersheim, Germany.
             
413

0947 hrs, Thursday, 30th August 1945, Soviet Defensive Position designated ‘Leningrad’, north-west of Dagersheim, Germany.
             
416

0949 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, French First Army Headquarters, Hotel Stephanie, Baden-Baden.
             
421

1000 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, German defensive tank line, north-west of Dagersheim, Germany.
             
422

1505 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, Rüssel
Bäckerei, Maria-Viktoria-Straβe, Baden-Baden, Germany.
             
427

1645 hrs, Thursday, 30th August 1945, the Schloss Hohenbaden, Baden-Baden, Germany.
             
428

1700 hrs Monday 20th August 1945, Headquarters of SHAEF, Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles, France.
             
429

2002 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, Temporary Command post of 1st Legion Brigade du Chars D’Assault, Dagersheim, Germany.
             
432

2047 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, Deuxieme Bureau operations house, Holzhofstrasse, Baden-Baden, Germany.
             
435

2105 hrs, Thursday 30th August 1945, Headquarters, Red Banner Forces of Europe, Kohnstein, Nordhausen, Germany.
             
437

Chapter 74 - THE APPROACH
             
449

0320 hrs, Saturday, 1st September 1945, aboard the ‘Swedish’ merchant vessel ‘Golden Quest’, 300 yards from shore, Glenlara, Eire.
             
449

1615 hrs, Saturday, 1st September 1945, Headquarters, Red Banner Forces of Europe, Kohnstein, Nordhausen, Germany.
             
450

1847 hrs, Saturday, 1st September 1945, Ottingen, Germany.
             
455

1920 hrs, Saturday, 1st September 1945, near Route 304, west of Wangmucum, China.
             
458

Chapter 75 – THE TRAITOR?
             
463

1157 hrs, Sunday, 2nd September 1945, Legion Corps Headquarters, Hotel Stephanie, Baden-Baden, Germany.
             
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